Companies blaming their computer systems for their troubles continue as iconic motorcycle manufacturer, Harley Davidson
, posted notice that their bike shipments in the third quarter was lower because of the implementation of their new ERP
system. The company has been moving along with a five year restructuring plan which has seen a restructuring of its manufacturing operations, plant closures, major layoffs, ending of the Buell motorcycle brand and the sale of its Italian motorcycle subsidiary.
The company said that the implementation of the ERP application at its York, Pennsylvania, manufacturing plant has led to a lower inventory available to its dealers, which Harley-Davidson estimate to be around fifteen percent lower.
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